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Any way to stop wipers from going to park position when shut off?

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  • robthorne Jul 13, 2009

    the HIDE or PARK mechanism is broken and was looking for a cheap fix to stop the motor reversal that happens when they are shut off, this reversal activates the HIDE proccess and if I can stop that, the wipers would stay where they are when they are turned off,therefore I could shut them off in the down position (eg the bottom posn. on the intermittant setting)

  • Ned C Cook
    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    where do you want them to go?

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Leave the switch on and turn the key off.

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How do I fix wipers that are stuck in the up position when they are shut off


this could be a problem in the wiper motor controls on the wiper. However before going there I would lift the wiper arms off the screen and allow the wipers to work normally and see where they actually park. Having determined where they park I would then remove the wiper arms and relocate to the parked position. Still with the arms off the screen cycle the wiper and see if they stop where they should. If so place the wipers back on the screen
If all that fails then replace the wiper motor.

Feb 10, 2015 | 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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Monowiper works fine when in full wipe but when in intermittent wipe and park mode it stops 3 inches too high ??


It sounds like the wiper parking position relay has failed. You see, when you turn on the wiper a series of relays on the actuator side are energized and cause the wiper motor to turn on and move the mono-wiper through its arc.

When it reaches the maximum extent of its travel, the wiper circuitry then reverses the arms direction and it swings back. This goes on until you turn off the wipers by turning off the ignition key or turning off the power switch.

When you turn off the wipers, the parking circuitry is activated. The central feature of this part of the wiper circuitry is the parking position relay. As the wiper begins to de-energize the parking position relay is activated. The position relay ensures that the wiper returns gently to the same position each time you turn off the wipers.

If the parking position relay weren't there, the wipers would park wherever they stopped on the windshield. However, the relay circuitry charges when you hit the off button and ensures that the wiper arm sweeps down to the same spot each time. If it does not activate, the wiper arm stops as soon as you turn off the power, as noted. This means that the wiper might, one time, stop in the center of the windshield or it might stop all the way to the left of right.

Aside from its complete failure, manufacturers build in telltales that indicate when the circuit is about to go. One of them is the wiper blade's parked position. Normally, the position relay ensures that the de-energized wiper circuit settles gently to the bottom of the windshield, as noted. However, if the position relay is failing most manufacturers have it park some distance from the bottom of the windshield to give you a head's up that the relay is on its way out.

Since the wiper circuits are fairly involved, it is best to leave it to a trained professional to do the work. However, if you feel you have the expertise to do it, your first step is to obtain the serviced manual for your vehicle. The service manual will give you the step-by-step repair procedure.

Since all parts of the wiper circuitry are related be careful, if you are repairing it yourself, that you replace each component according to the instructions as you might damage something else inadvertently.

Nov 12, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Wipers stop in the middle of my wishield,will not park properly


Sorry , no adjustment .
Wiper/Washer System Components
The Wiper / Washer System consists of the following components:
• Windshield wiper / washer switch
• Windshield wiper system module / motor
• Windshield washer fluid pump
• Windshield washer fluid level switch
• WPR 25A fuse
Wiper / Washer System Operation
The windshield wiper motor module is part of the windshield wiper motor cover and controls the wiper motor operation. The windshield wiper motor is a 2 speed motor. Windshield wiper DELAY operation is a low speed wiper motor function with a variable delay interval between the wipe cycles. The DELAY interval is controlled through a series of resistors within the wiper / washer switch.
Park Position Operation
When the windshield wiper / washer switch is turned to the OFF position while the wiper motor is somewhere in mid-cycle, the wiper motor module will continue to operate the wiper motor until the wipers reach the park position. If the ignition is turned off while the wipers are in mid-cycle, the wipers will stop immediately where they are. The wipers will park the next time the ignition is cycled to the ON position.

Do you know how to do diagnostic's ?

Wipers Blades Do Not Park
Step
Action
Yes
No
Schematic Reference: Wiper/Washer Schematics
Connector End View Reference: Wiper/Washer Connector End Views
DEFINITION: This table diagnoses the wipers operate normally but will not return to the park position when the wiper operation is cancelled.
1
Did you perform the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle in Vehicle DTC Information
2
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Move the wiper switch to the LO position.
Move the wiper switch to the OFF position.
Do the front wipers advance to the park position?
YES - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
NO - Go to Step 3
3
Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.
Turn the wiper switch to OFF.
Disconnect the wiper/washer switch connector.
Do the wipers park?
YES - Go to Step 7
NO - Go to Step 4
4
At the wiper/washer switch connector, measure the voltage of the windshield wiper switch signal 2 circuit.
Does the voltage measure greater than 1.0 volts?
YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 8
5
Reconnect the wiper/washer switch connector.
Disconnect the wiper motor connector.
Measure the voltage of the windshield wiper switch signal 2 circuit.
Does the voltage measure greater than 1.0 volts?
YES - Go to Step 6
NO - Go to Step 8
6
Repair a short to battery positive voltage in the windshield wiper switch signal 2 circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
YES - Did you find and correct the condition?
NO - Go to Step 9
--
7
Replace the wiper/washer switch. Refer to Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement in Steering Wheel and Column - Tilt.
YES - Did you complete the replacement?
NO - Go to Step 9
--
8
Replace the wiper motor cover. Refer to Wiper Motor Cover Replacement .
YES - Did you complete the replacement?
NO - Go to Step 9
--
9
Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

Jan 31, 2018 | 2005 Buick Century

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Wipers stuck straite up


problem with the park positioning switch on the back of the wiper motor That bit with all the wires. it can be reset but really a replacement unit is quicker

Jan 14, 2013 | 2001 Buick Regal

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I have a 1999 sl2 saturn and i need to know why the motor on the windshield wipers dont stop and go the other way so on and so forth


The motor continuously turns, it doesn't stop and back up. If your wipers got iced or stuck, they may have loosened the pivot nuts. Lift both wiper arms up off of the windsheild and then see if the wipers move correctly. If they do, shut off the wipers to let them "park." Loosen the nuts under the plastic cap at the base of the wiper arm, and set each arm to the park position, and then tighten the nut. These are made to slip so the motor doesn't get destroyed.

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the wiper control logig is bad,thats what tells the wipers where to park(stop)probably need a new wiper motor/module

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Put in a new wiper motor 1997 e39 528i bmw\it stops in the middle


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04 dodge ram 1500 wiper arm goes down before going up


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sHUT WIPERS OFF AND ALLOW THEM TO PARK

















Shut wipers off & allow them to stop in what should be park position. Now lift caps at pivots, loosen nuts, lift arm slightly and move it to bottom of windsheild, where you feel it was before when off. Now tighten nuts (snug) and do same to other arm. Now turn them on,let them wipe a couple of times then shut off again and see where they stop, if good snug up nuts, snap cap back over & done, if not, repeat as above on movement where you want it.







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